NTU launches Singapore’s first master’s in museum studies and curatorial practices

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via Straits Times, 17 January 2018: Nanyang Technological University just launched a MA degree programme in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices.

Singapore News -SINGAPORE – Singapore’s first master’s programme in museum studies and curatorial practices was formally launched on Wednesday (Jan 17) to meet the demand for more experts in the growing arts and heritage sectors that have registered record crowd numbers.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: NTU launches Singapore’s first master’s in museum studies and curatorial practices, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

No plans for excavated fort

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Singapore’s National Heritage Board has no plans to gazette the foundations of the 100-year-old Fort Tanjong Katong for the time being. The fort was excavated in 2004 through a community grassroots effort and later reburied to prevent further deterioration to the stone foundations of the site.

Excavated bastion of Fort Tanjong Katong

Fort Tanjong Katong will not be gazetted
AsiaOne, 19 May 2010
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Ancient Singapore becomes virtual in online game

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Imagine taking your avatar through an exploration of ancient locales, completing quests and collecting artifacts while battling other players in an massive multiplayer online game. World of Warcraft? Not quite – more like World of Temasek, an online game set to be released later this year is an initiative by Singapore’s National Heritage Board to bring young people into the world of 14th century Singapore.

Museums go interactive to get more interest in Singapore’s heritage
Channel NewsAsia, 10 April 2010
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National Heritage Board (Singapore) Scholarship


The National Heritage Board of Singapore is offering scholarships to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. I’m not sure if this scholarship is applicable for archaeology, but a number of related fields are:

NHB scholarship

The NHB scholarship scheme provides financial assistance for promising talents in Singapore to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduates studies in the fields of heritage and/or museum management or administration.

The grant is awarded only once for the duration of the study and is non-renewable. Grant quantum is 100% of study costs and is capped at a maximum of $100,000. Some of the areas of study allowed under the Scheme are:

· Conservation
· Museum Education
· General Museum Studies
· Curatorial Studies
· Museum Exhibition Design
· Archival Studies
· Art History
· Heritage Education

Download the forms here.